9 Dec, 11:09
Munster Rugby Coach Development Department hosted an IRFU Leprechaun Rugby Course at CIT on Friday last.
Kanturk remain in second place after their 19-11 home win over Tralee. Ned English and Aaron Jones scored tries for the winners and Dara Meade kicked three penalties.
Skibbereen bounced back to winning ways with an impressive performance in their 30-17 home win over Newcastle West. A try and a penalty from Steven Hansel and a David Shannon try gave Skibbereen a 13-0 half time lead. Peter Stout, Michael Limerick and Denis O’Driscoll added further tries and Hansel kicked a conversion. Declan Moloney, James Kelly and Niall Kelleher replied with tries for Newcastle West and Tommy Kelleher kicked a conversion.
A last minute try by Ger Luby converted by Gavin Heuston from the touch line gave Kilfeacle a dramatic 20-18 home win over St. Senan’s. Dermot Kelleher and Sean Walsh also scored tries for the Tipperary side and Heuston kicked a penalty. Neill McDonogh scored a try for Senan’s who were also awarded a penalty try. Declan Collins kicked a conversion and two penalties.
St. Mary’s kept their hopes of a top four finish alive with a 29-7 away win over Clanwilliam. Brian Purcell, John McNamara, Matt Hickey, Richard Wallace and Barry Gibbons scored tries and Ben Sargent kicked two conversions. Robert Doyle replied with a try for Clanwilliam and Brian Kissane converted and this result means Second Division rugby for Clanwilliam next season.
Cobh Pirates eased their relegation worries with a dramatic last minute converted try by Eoin Geary to snatch a 17-14 away win over Clonmel. The visitors led 10-0 at half time with tries from Geary and Tom Rice. Clonmel hit back with two converted tries from Conor Cooney and Brian Lonergan with Cooney converting both.
Galbally eased their relegation worries with an 18-5 home win over Crosshaven. Gordon Peters and Sean Bourke scored tries for Galbally and Sean Airey kicked two penalties and a conversion. Andrew Lane replied with a try for the visitors.
The top three sides in Division Two all won. Unbeaten Muskerry took another step towards promotion with an 11-7 win over Killarney in a game that was transferred to Castleisland, as Killarney's pitch was deemed unplayable. A try by Lorcan Collins gave Muskerry a 5-0 interval lead. Mike Nash replied with a try for the Kerry side and Paudie Sheahan converted, but two penalties from Jonathan Buckley kept Muskerry’s unbeaten run intact.
Mallow were pushed all the way by Youghal before coming out on top 13-6. A try by Frankie Thornton and an Andy Cashman penalty gave Mallow an 8-0 half time lead, Leonard Browne added a second try for the home side and Alan Frahill replied with a penalty and a drop goal for Youghal.
Castleisland kept their promotion hopes alive with a 16-10 away win over Newport. Eugene Cronin scored a try for the winners and Connie Reynolds kicked a conversion and three penalties. David Hickey replied with a try for Newport and Philip O’Brien converted and also added a penalty.
Dungarvan look in grave danger of a quick return to the Third Division after they lost 51-7 away to Bandon. Eoghan O’Donovan and Gearoid Crowley each scored two tries for Bandon and Tim Crowley, Ritchie Power and Nicky Walsh got one each. O’Donovan converted four of the tries and also added a penalty. Dungarvan had a try from David Reynolds and Conor Foley converted.
Kinsale were 30-15 home winners over Thurles. Shane O’Halloran and Ian Costelloe scored two tries each and Pat O’Regan got one. Peter Murphy kicked a conversion and a penalty. Larry Gorman, Tom Connolly and Brian Lyons replied with tries for Thurles.
Presentation defeated Ennis 19-6 to ease their relegation worries. Mark Phayer scored a try for the winners and Craig Phayer kicked a conversion and four penalties Dave Murphy replied with two penalties for Ennis.
Waterford City remain in second place and on course for promotion from the Third Division with a 10-0 away win over Ballincollig. Damian Kennedy scored a try for the visitors and Darren Walsh kicked a conversion and a penalty.
Fermoy kept up their challenge with a bonus point victory away to Kilrush on a 26-8 scoreline. A penalty from Paul Conway and a try by Brian Saunders gave Kilrush an 8-0 interval lead. Two tries from Shane Collins and one each from David Callanan and Courtney Canning earned the visitors a bonus point and Joe Lee converted three of the tries.
Douglas are still in contention for promotion with a 17-3 home win over Scariff. David Murphy and Eoin Philpott scored tries for Douglas and Philpott converted both and also added a penalty. Conor McNamara replied with a penalty for the Clare side.
Cork Constitution booked their place in the semi final of the Junior Two League South with a 35-7 home win over Waterpark. Fergus Rowan scored two tries for the winners and Dave Hayes and Sam Singleton got one each and Simon Barry kicked three conversions and three penalties. John O’Flynn replied with a try for Waterpark and Oran Keevers converted.
Kanturk defeated Dungarvan 17-12 in the George O’Connell Cup. Paul Power and Colin Cunningham scored tries for Dungarvan and Jim Curran kicked a conversion.
Munster Junior League Division 1: Clanwilliam 7, St. Mary's 29;
Clonmel 14, Cobh Pirates 17;
Galbally 18, Crosshaven 5;
Kanturk 19, Tralee 13;
Kilfeacle 20, St. Senan's 18;
Richmond 48, Old Christians 0;
Skibbereen 30, Newcastle West 17;
Division 2: Bandon 51, Dungarvan 7;
Killarney 7, Muskerry 11;
Kinsale 30, Thurles 7;
Mallow 13, Youghal 6;
Newport , Castleisland 16;
Presentation 19, Ennis 6;
Division 3: Ballincollig 0, Waterford City 10;
Douglas 17, Scariff 3;
Kilrush 8, Fermoy 26;
Munster Seconds League North: Garryowen 33, Bruff 12;
Shannon 20, Old Crescent 30;
Young Munster 43, U.L. Bohemian 5;
Munster Seconds League South: Cashel 22, Midleton 6;
Dolphin 10, U.C.C. 53;
South Munster Junior 2 League Group A: Highfield 24, Mallow 17;
Tralee 5, Kinsale 37;
Group B: Cork Constitution 35, Waterpark 7;
George O'Connell Cup: Dungarvan 12, Kanturk 17;
Junior 3 League South Group A: U.C.C. 14, Dolphin 29;
Group B: Cork Transport 21, Bandon 16;
Under 21 South Western Conference: Buccaneers 14, Young Munster 15;
Corinthians-NUIG 24, Thomond 17;
Dolphin 14, Highfield 32;
Garryowen 22, U.L. Bohemian 19;
Shannon 15, U.C.C. 16;
Munster Under 19 League Group A: Bruff 17, Highfield 18;
Group B: Nenagh Ormond 10, Bandon 16;
Group C: Sunday's Well 26, Tralee 22;
Group D: Abbeyfeale 22, Cork Constitution 20;
Munster Under 17 League Group A: Bruff 6, Highfield 0;
Group B: Listowel 0, Midleton 26;
Group C: Waterpark 20, Clonakilty 14;
Group D: Tralee 36, Kanturk 18;
North Under 16 League Semi Final: Ennis 10, Newcastle West 30;
North Under 14 Conference: Richmond 0, Newcastle West 31;
South Under 19 League Phase 2 Section 1: Skibbereen 15, Clonakilty 13;
Section 2: Old Christians 31, Carrigaline 7;
South Under 17 League Phase 2: Bantry Bay 0, Cork Constitution 0;
Crosshaven 7, Skibbereen 0;
Dolphin 5, Mallow 39;
Mitchelstown 0, Bandon 10;
Muskerry 10, Cobh Pirates 12;
Sunday's Well 17, Kinsale 0;
Youghal 10, Fermoy 0;
South Munster Under 15 League Section 2 Play Off: Charleville 10, Midleton 7;
South Under 15 League: Bantry Bay 5, Clonakilty 12;
West Under 15 Play Offs: Castleisland 5, Tralee 8;
West Under 15 Plate: Tralee Barbarians 5, Listowel 17;
Women's Development League: Cobh Pirates 5, St. Senan's 7;
Dungarvan 43, Bandon 5;